Wills and Living Trusts

Where There's a Will, There's a Way.

Your will and trust allow you to distribute your property as you wish for family and causes you believe in. One of the most common ways to remember the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society is to leave a bequest through your will. If you already have a will or trust, you can normally add or increase a charitable bequest through a simple one-page amendment. Of course, no federal estate taxes will be due on the value of the bequest.

There are a few different options when you decide to do this, which include:
  • Designate a specific dollar amount
  • Designate a piece of property
  • Designate a percentage of your overall estate
  • Make a residuary or contingent gift
For specific legal language, please seek the advice of your legal or financial advisor.

Charitable Status

The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society meets the requirements of Section 2055(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, and further is a tax-exempt organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3). All contributions to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.